Constitutional Court to rule on changes to Electoral Amendment Act

constitutional court to rule on changes to electoral amendment act

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JOHANNESBURG – The Constitutional Court is expected to hand down judgment over the challenged Electoral Amendment Act.

It was brought by the Independent Candidates Association and Build One South Africa.

Complainants challenged the threshold set for independent candidates to enter the national election.

READ: Electoral Amendment Act challenged in court

They are also challenging the number of seats available to independent candidates in the National Assembly.

Independent candidates not aligned to political parties will, for the first time, be allowed to contest the polls.

Meanwhile, the IEC has declared its readiness to facilitate the 2024 elections.

It says it’s agile enough to adjust should the apex court give a ruling that impacts current plans.

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